The federal government has two programs to help people who are unable to work because of disabilities: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If you are unable to work for a year or more, you may qualify for benefits through these programs.
Unfortunately, the process of obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be extremely frustrating. Nearly 75 percent of all applications are initially denied by the Social Security Administration — even though nearly 70 percent of those same claims are approved upon appeal.
If your legitimate application for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, the Joseph A. DeWoskin, PC, is here to help. We have decades of experience in helping injured people in Kansas and Missouri obtain disability and medical benefits.
Contact our office for a free consultation about your Social Security disability claim.
The biggest barriers to obtaining Social Security disability benefits are the arcane definitions and schedules Social Security uses to decide who qualifies as "disabled" under the programs. These definitions are unbelievably complex and require a great deal of very specific medical proof. Without a lawyer, it can be virtually impossible to figure out how to present the proper evidence of your disability.
Attorney DeWoskin knows what evidence is required for a successful claim and how to navigate the Social Security bureaucracy. Whether you are applying for Social Security disability benefits for the first time or are at any stage of the appeals process, he can be a powerful advocate for you.
Our firm will do a thorough analysis of your situation. We will ensure that we have a proper diagnosis so the correct listing for your disability is presented. We can work with your doctor so that the medical evidence is presented in the proper format.
We know what the Social Security administration is looking for. We can sift through all of the medical forms, employability analyses and other facts in order to make sure everything is in order.
If your legitimate claim was denied, we can help you through the appeals process. Our firm can assist with denied claims, terminated benefits and claim reconsiderations, as well as SSDI appeals. We can represent you throughout the appeals process, including at any hearings before administrative law judges or in court.
Dealing with a disability is not only emotionally and physically challenging; it makes everything in your life harder. You should not have to deal with bureaucratic nonsense, too.
If you need to obtain Social Security disability benefits, schedule a free consultation by calling our Kansas City office.